The primary function of the immune system is to protect the body against infection and the development of diseases such as cancer. Support, protection and controlled stimulation of the immune system is perhaps the most important step in achieving resistance to disease and reducing susceptibility to colds, infections and cancer. Recurrent or chronic infections only occur when the immune system is weakened. A compromised immune system can lead to further infections, which cause even greater damage to the immune system. The immune system is comprised of the thymus, spleen, bone marrow, tonsils, lymph nodes, white blood cells (neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, monocytes) and specialized cells (macrophages and mast cells).
There are two types of immunity, innate and adaptive. Innate immunity is present at birth and represents the first barrier against microorganisms. Adaptive immunity is acquired by the body after exposure and represents a detailed memory of the invaders.
Factors that can create a depleted or compromised immune system might include:
POSSIBLE INDICATIONS FOR IMMUNE COMPLEX INCLUDE:
POSSIBLE CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR IMMUNE COMPLEX INCLUDE:
Vitamin A (Palmitate): Infections inhibit the body's ability to store adequate concentrations of Vitamin A. This vitamin reduces the ability of microorganisms to penetrate the skin and mucous membranes like the nasal passages and the lungs. Vitamin A has both antiviral and antitumor capabilities.
Beta-Carotene: Beta-Carotene enhances thymus function and increases the number of helper/inducer T cells. It has advantages independent of Vitamin A.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid): This vitamin has potent antibacterial and antiviral capabilities. It's actions elevate interferon levels, increase white blood cell response and capability, increase the secretion of thymic hormones and improve the integrity of mucous membrane linings.
Non-Citrus Bioflavonoids: An organic source of Vitamin C that has anti-tumor capabilities and works synergistically with Vitamin C.
Echinacea Root (Echinacea angustifolia): This herb contains inulin that activates the immune system's nonspecific defense, increases the production of T-cells, macrophages, phagocytosis, natural killer cells and levels of circulating neutrophils.
Astragalus Membranaceous: The action of this herb is excellent for strengthening deficient systems that have been damaged by chemicals or radiation. Astragalus increases the phagocytic activity of monocytes and macrophages, raises interferon levels and elevates natural killer cell activity.
Zinc (citrate): This mineral acts as an essential cofactor in thymic factor (thymus hormone) and promotes the destruction of foreign microorganisms. It is required for optimal white blood cell activity.
Thymus: A New Zealand tissue extract, Thymus is a crucial component of the immune system. This glandular substance normalizes the ratio of T-helper cells to suppressor cells and increases the tone, function and activity of the thymus gland.
Red Clover: An herb that cleanses the blood. Red Clover has both antiviral and antitumor effects.
Ligustrum Lucidum: Ligustrum lucidum works synergistically with astragalus to protect the mucous membranes and increase levels of interferon.
Bone Marrow: This Zealand tissue extract is a crucial component of the immune system. It increases the tone, function and activity of the thymus gland.
Goldenseal: A powerful herb that has antimicrobial and antibiotic actions especially against pathogens such as chlamydia, E. coli, salmonella typhi and entamoeba histolytica.
Ginseng (Siberian): Ginseng prevents respiratory infections as well as colds and flu. It provides energy, raises vitality, increases stamina and endurance and is excellent for diminishing recovery time from microorganism infections.
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Our immune system is our most powerful weapon against disease. The ingredients in this unique formulation are designed to offer support, protection and stimulation of the body's immune system. Immune Complex can be recommended for a wide array of vitamin and mineral deficiencies and conditions in which the immune system has been weakened or compromised. Individuals are more susceptible to developing weakened immune systems because our world is filled with such high levels of chronic stress, pollution, radiation, toxins and exposure to a vast array of infectious microorganisms. The vitamins, glandulars, minerals, herbs, and enzymes in this formulation will offer the vital support that the immune system needs to remain healthy and fully capable of providing our bodies with the protection that they need.